Narrating the Postcolonial Nation: Mapping Angola and Mozambique by Luis R. MitrasNarrating the Postcolonial Nation: Mapping Angola and Mozambique by Luis R. Mitras

Narrating the Postcolonial Nation: Mapping Angola and Mozambique

Translated byLuis R. MitrasEditorAna Mafalda Leite, Hilary Owen

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The essays collected in this volume look at the way that Mozambican and Angolan literary works seek to narrate, re-create and make sense of the postcolonial nation. Some of the studies focus on individual works; others are comparative analyses of Angolan and Mozambican works, with a focus on the way they enter into dialogue with each other. The volume is oriented by three broad themes: the role of history; the recurring image of the voyage; and discursive/narrative strategies. The final section of the book considers the postcolonial in a broader Lusophone and international context.
Ana Mafalda Leite is professor of African literature at the University of Lisbon. Her areas of research include Mozambican literature, African cultures and literatures in the Portuguese language, oral literature and postcolonial studies. Her recent publications include Oralidades & Escritas Pós-Coloniais (2012). Hilary Owen is professo...
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Title:Narrating the Postcolonial Nation: Mapping Angola and MozambiqueFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:August 18, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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Contents: Iain Chambers: Power, language and the poetics of the postcolonial – Gilberto Matusse: The Narrative of the Nation in Craveirinha – Carmen Tindó Secco: The Other Feet of History: A Reading of Choriro by Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa and O Outro Pé da Sereia by Mia Couto – Ana Mafalda Leite: Rewriting the Thresholds of History in Order to Re-Think the Nation – Inocência Mata: The Memory of Colonization and the Sentence of the Future in the Figuration of the Nation – Sheila Khan: Utopias and Aporias: The Calibre of a Nation’s Dreams – Laura Cavalcante Padilha: Novels as Travel Diaries: The Case of Angola – Rita Chaves: Ruy Duarte de Carvalho’s Desmedida: The Voyage as Synthesis and Invention – Kamila Krakowska: The Voyages of the Post-Colonial Nations in Estação das Chuvas and Terra Sonâmbula – Giulia Spinuzza: The Reconfiguration of the Nation in Eduardo White’s Janela para Oriente – Hilary Owen: Women on the Edge of a Nervous Empire in Paulina Chiziane and Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa – Nazir Ahmed Can: A House of Marked Cards: The Public Discourse of the Political Elite in the Novels of João Paulo Borges Coelho – Tania Macedo: Reflection and Aesthetic Development in the Work of Manuel Rui – Livia Apa: Nation and Narration: What does African Cinema Tell Us? – Jessica Falconi: Some Thoughts around the Idea of the invention of the Lusofonia Narratives.